Canopy Tour Overview
Join us at Cypress Valley Canopy Tours® for a thrilling eco-adventure, where you fly through the canopy of old growth cypress trees, some up to 100 feet tall. A new world unfolds as you glide on steel zip lines from platform to platform high in the treetops. Join us and renew your experience of nature on our exhilarating Canopy Tour in Spicewood, Texas USA, just 30 miles west of downtown Austin.
Cypress Valley Canopy Tours® is a place of adventure, nature, fun, and relaxation. Come soar through the trees, harnessed in climbing gear, for an exciting look at Texas Hill Country nature from a completely new perspective. Our guides will escort you on an individual, group, company, or family adventure where you will have your adrenaline rush and learn about the local ecology from a bird's eye view.
After your canopy zip tour, you are welcome to enjoy a picnic and swimming at our small private lake or clear water pool where you can share your adventure with family and friends. Our lake includes an optional lake zip-line and rope swing for some cooling wet fun.
Your CYPRESS VALLEY CANOPY TOUR includes two sky bridges and 5 zip-lines; the longest is over 350 feet, and most launch and land in platforms up to 40 feet high in the trees and lasts from 90 minutes to two hours. At the first platform your guides will help you acclimate to the heights and point out some of the things you'll be seeing on your tour. Then you and your guides are free to fly through the canopy taking in the beauty and exhilaration of soaring through the trees. Most guests exit the course by rappelling off the last platform; however, an alternate exit is available for those not inclined to venture down the rappel. After your adventure you are taken back to where you began in an electric cart.
Whether you come for just the tour or stay the whole day, you are sure to go home with memories you'll talk about forever.
When you arrive at Cypress Valley you will park your car, and walk under the Water-Wheel House to the lakeshore. At our Welcome Center, you will be greeted by Cypress Valley staff. You can set up a picnic blanket or chairs or enjoy our picnic tables and hammocks as you relax next to the water until it is your turn to fly through the trees. Next we will provide you with a detailed orientation along with information about your equipment and guides. We will also answer any questions you may have. Then you will take off to soar high in the cypress canopy on a Canopy Tour. Ready to get started? Reserve your spot today!
Each group, approximately six to eight guests, is accompanied by two certified guides. Our guides have been well trained on the equipment and risk management procedures and are CPR certified to provide you with a comfortable and exciting tour. Guides also receive continued training about the local flora and fauna. They will be able to answer your questions about the local wildlife and to point out various interesting aspects of the hill country during your tour. Guides will tailor the tour to your interests and bring new and changing information to each tour depending on the season and wildlife encountered.
You will be strapped into quality climbing and technical gear designed specifically for canopy tours, then attached to a ½ inch steel cable to fly through the trees. Most Cypress Valley zip lines traverse from tree to tree and land in platforms high up in the canopy.
Cypress Valley Canopy Tours® has been designed and constructed by some of the best technicians in the Ropes Course and Zip-line industry. The steel zip-lines, all rigging, and attachments are routinely tested. For your protection we conduct daily inspections and log daily the condition of lines, platforms, and equipment. We follow a rigid set of risk management standards, guidelines, and checks. In addition, Cypress Valley Canopy Tours® hires an outside company to periodically certify our course and equipment. The course was designed to meet ACCT (Association for Challenge Courses) standards.